MORE than 100 individuals were inoculated during the launching of house-to-house Covid vaccination campaign by the Talisay City Health Office (TCHO) in Barangays San Roque and Tangke on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

City Health Officer Dr. Janievi Prieto said many residents availed themselves of the free coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine doses, as they would no longer go to the vaccination site in Starmall, especially now that the jeepney fare is too high brought about by the increase in fuel prices.

"Pinaagi sa atong house-to-house vaccination, maka-cater na ta sa atong mga senior citizens kay siguro challenge pud sa ilaha ang pag-adto sa venue ilabi na nga nitaas na ang pletehan," Prieto said.

(Through our house-to-house vaccination, we can cater to the senior citizens, as going to the vaccination venue is already a challenge for them, especially that the jeepney fare is high).

One of those who were inoculated with first Covid vaccine dose was King Jerome Benaojan, 18, who said it was only now that he got vaccinated because of being busy with his work.

He said he was also afraid to get vaccinated, as he was still a minor then.

Barangay Tangke residents Divina Bandolo and her 17-year-old son took advantage of the opportunity by getting booster shot and first Covid vaccine dose, respectively.

Tangke barangay councilor Bajun Obrero expressed gratitude to the TCHO personnel for inviting the people to get vaccinated during the activity.

Dr. Lino Alanzado, head of TCHO, explained to reporters that they would give priority to the barangays with lowest vaccination rate.

Their next house-to-house vaccination schedule will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week in barangays Poblacion, Dumlog and San Isidro, respectively. (BBT, TPT)